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Freddie's family said "everyone loved" the three-year-old boy

Range Rover Evoque SD4

It may ooze designer style, but the Range Rover Evoque has substance – on the road, and off it

Jeep Compass

Chrysler has given its new Jeep a dashing new face, new engines and – at last – a bit of attitude

Driver claims he was driven off road in New York bus crash that killed 14

Police are investigating a bus driver's claim that he was driven off a major highway in New York before his bus slid into a signpost that sheared it end to end, killing 14 people and leaving others maimed. The driver, Ophadell Williams, told police that a tractor-trailer clipped his World Wide Tours bus just as it crossed the city line on a trip from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut.

Victims of Selby train crash remembered

Hats worn by emergency crew and a list of the 10 people who lost their lives in the Selby railway disaster on display at a memorial service yesterday to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy at St Paul's church, Hensall, Yorkshire. Gary Hart's Land Rover plunged off the M62 motorway on to the East Coast main line in 2001, colliding with a London-bound train.

Range Rover Evoque makes a splash at the London Boat Show

The UK doesn't have a big motor show any more so Land Rover has been introducing its new Range Rover Evoque to the British public at the London Boat Show instead.

Land Rover Freelander eD4

Price: £21,995
Top speed: 112mph 0-62mph 10.9 seconds
Consumption: 47.2mpg
CO2 emissions: 158g/km
Best for: Occasional eco-sensitive off-roading
Also worth considering? BMW X1, Kia Sorento, Volkswagen Tiguan

The War that Killed Achilles, By Caroline Alexander

In her preface to this exegesis of Homer's Iliad, Caroline Alexander notes that the recent killing of US Rangers in Mogadishu and the dragging of their bodies behind Jeeps through the streets echoes the fate of Hector at the hands of Achilles. Her thesis is that Homer's epic is of continuing relevance because war is a continuing fact of life; and, moreover, that Homer's poem does not celebrate war, but shows it for the tragedy it is.

The only way is up for the best views

Highland Safaris promise to take you closer to some of the region's top wildlife. Ben West tracks the red deer stags

Next year’s hottest drive?

Concept cars tend to be watered down when it comes to production – but the latest Range Rover bucks the trend

Land Rover Freelander 2

Four minus two makes for a fuel-saving model that still performs off-road

Five-door Range Rover Evoque unveiled

Land Rover has provided a sneak peek at the five-door version of the Evoque, the baby Range Rover that goes on sale early next year.

Land Rover announces 2011 Freelander 2

Land Rover has announced a series of mid-life updates for its popular Freelander 2. A more powerful 190 horsepower diesel engine will be added to the range but the most surprising change is that the Freelander 2 will be available from January next year with a two-wheel drive (2WD) system, rather than the usual 4x4 transmission.

Kia Sportage

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